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Maserati Kubang concept is what a luxury crossover SUV should be

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Design, Transportation

Maserati KuBang

In the world of luxury SUV's, buyers are limited to their choices of flavors—vanilla, Rocky Road, chocolate, and strawberry. There’s the usual German engineered and slightly over-engineered variant; leaving the buyer faced with purchasing a Benz, BMW, or anything from VW’s automotive family (vanilla.) Or there’s the ever classic, “I can do anything and go anywhere, but I rather just stay on the streets” Land Rover/Range Rover as a plausible option (Rocky Road.) Skim across the pond and you’re faced with rugged, bloated “luxury” SUVs; more fitting for cattle herding, rather than a night on the town (chocolate.) Finally there’s the likes of Lexus and Acura, which over-saturate suburban streets on any given day (strawberry.) This puts a potential buyer in conundrum if they want something different than their neighbors. What if the buyer wants a little Cold Stone Creamery action, rather than the usual everyone else seems to get? Enter the Maserati Kubang.

Like Cold Stone Creamery, the Maserati Kubang, has a bit of everything mixed into one glorious package. Maserati took bits and pieces from others and remixed into their own, dare I say, delicious concoction. Ever since Fiat Group acquired Chrysler Automotive (back during the Big Three’s financial meltdown,) Fiat has gained access to Chrysler’s resources and technologies. Fiat has been slowly marrying the two. Maserati, being apart of Fiat, has long been working on producing a luxury SUV for quite sometime and finally the Kubang has been born; well at least in the concept stage.

The Kubang is said to have a heart of a Ferrari. Boosting V8 designed by none other than Paolo Martinelli. Though you maybe thinking fast, sleek, and sexy after reading that Ferrari has their fingers in the project, Maserati’s “implication has been that the Kubang will be more SUV than sport,” reports Joel Johnson of Jalopnik. Furthermore, the SUV is based on Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee platform. The Maserati Kubang will be built alongside its cousins the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. The price is still to be announced by Maserati.

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Thule Crossover Backpack: Protect Your Nerdy-ness

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Accessories, Wearables

Thule backpackJust in case you’ve blown out a shoulder or three lugging around your insanely large laptop with the 10-key, Thule has come up with a solution: the Crossover Backpack.  Amongst the goodies that this bit of nerd-ware boasts, its padded, integrated notebook compartment is able to hold up to a 17-inch and it has a heat-molded, crush-proof SafeZone compartment that protects your smartphone, sunglasses, and other fragile gear; now all that you have to do is carry it on your pigeon-shoulders without crushing your 92-pound Weezer-fueled skeleton beneath it.  Off to the comic-con with you, Thomas Dolby.

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Kirkman Talks Image United

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Interviews, Image Comics

Image United

Image United is due out in a mere two months, and series writer (and Image partner) Robert Kirkman made no hesitations when opening up about the upcoming limited issues.

First and foremost, in any crossover series, the initial question is whether or not everyone is really going to appear in the epic collision. Kirkman assured fans that we will be seeing the whole Image gang—furthermore, brought to the pages by the very hands that perfected them:

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More TV Stations to Crossover to Digital Before June

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories:

Digital Crossover artThe FCC has announced that 158 more stations will switch from analog to digital before the June 12 deadline, with about a third of them being PBS affiliates. This leaves 927 stations, 51.6%, to make the change later. One of our local stations that made the early transition almost harasses you if you tune them in without a converter. Twenty four hours a day of telling us to get a box is not exactly friendly PR. You can check the list of those that are crossing over early on an FCC PDF.

Read More | Home Theater Mag

Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10vi Earphones

TripleFi EarphonesIf money is no object, think Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10vi earphones. They manage to cram in three individual speakers and an integrated crossover circuit that has low, mid and high-range frequencies. There is a mic for hands-free phoning home and an in-line multi-function button. With a year warranty, the earbuds come with changeable tips for decreasing passive noise and increasing sound isolation. The Triple.Fi carries a price of $419.99.

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